Want to know which business leader is reading Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? and who's reading The Iliad? See Part I. Let's see what some other leaders in business, CSR, and nonprofits have been reading this summer.
With a plethora of challenges (and opportunities) facing our world, I wondered what resolutions and predictions business and social sector leaders would make for 2010. So I asked people who have a wide variety of perspectives, all of whom are deeply involved in understanding and addressing vital issues facing local and global communities.
Washington, D.C.'s public school system has 45,000 students and an abysmal dropout rate of about 50%, typical of large cities. With a goal to remedy this dropout "catastrophe" (Gen. Colin Powell's term), while being constrained by a tight economy, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee is looking to—in her words—"leverage opportunities for the greatest change."
Culled from the pages of Fast Company magazine, this year's top creative minds take risks, spur ideas, and represent a masterful force driving nearly every facet of business forward. Meet the 12 most creative minds of 2008.
As the two presidential candidates fight over vouchers and charters in their third debate, DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee gets a shout-out. Where was she? "Asleep," she says. But she dismisses any talk of her becoming the next Secretary of Education as "ridiculous."